I'm a middle school band director, knitter, spinner, alpaca owner and fiber artist. These are my adventures in the worlds of teaching and fiber arts.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
When yarn attacks....
I finished plying my fugly yarn, as seen in a previous post. I took it off the bobbin and soaked it to set the twist. I thought I had securely tied it into a hank. Ummm, not so much. I also over-twisted it, because when I went to hang it up to dry some of it escaped the ties and it started curling on itself like crazy. Now, a rational person would just have let it dry, but not me. I tried to retie the darn thing, and my yarn attacked. It curled on itself and managed to end up in the most absurd not I've ever encountered. I was fuming and hollering obsenities that I'm sure my hard of hearing nieghbors were offended by. In the end, the yarn won. It now sits atop a cabinet in a pile of nots because I can't bring myself to throw it out, but I also don't want to untangle it. Makes sense, huh? I'm clearly very rational about it. The kicker is that I don't even want to use the yarn for anything. It's hideous! But it's my first wheel spun yarn.
I'm a dog walker and dog trainer (now), among other things. I teach a little music part time too. I'm also a knitter, a spinner, and I'm very committed to fitness. I'm married to an amazing man who is supportive of all of my projects, especially my new venture into alpacas. Oh, and I'm also a huge fan of Lost, the tv show on ABC.
Spoilers ahead, if you haven't seen the most recent episode of Lost, don't continue reading. This week's theory comes to you courtesy of The Transmission, a Lost Podcast available on iTunes.
Locke was not Locke long before we realized it. As far back as season three. Back when he blew up the submarine, and had those interesting verbal sparring matches with Ben, Locke was really the anti-Jacob.